Prototyping Phase 1: July 2012 – April 2013                  Jane Winchell         The Sarah Fraser Robbins Director      ...
What’s an ‘Art Cart’?
Cart ResearchO Walters Art Museum, BaltimoreO Smithsonian: American Art Museum, National    Museum of the American Indian,...
Goals for PEM’s CartO Serve all agesO “Activate” galleries with multisensory activitiesO Promote deeper connections with k...
Touchable Objects       O Raw art materials       O Art objects & models       O Tools       O Wearables       O Multi-sen...
Art MakingO SketchingO Rubbings, embossing, sc  ratch art, paper-craftO Alternate materials:  weaving, mosaics, block  s
Context and EnrichmentO iPads with video and audio  filesO Inquiry cards/gamesO Contextual objects  (history, geography, s...
Current Prototyping           O Japanese Art           O Maritime Art             (Putnam and             EIMH)           ...
In the Galleries
Results to DateO Offered 1-3 pm on weekends since  July, plus a few mid-week special eventsO 896 visitors so far          ...
Visitor Feedback                         “It’s nice you have theO Appreciate staff       materials at the cart so we  inte...
Educator Feedback    O Tools of the process are      interesting: trying the process      is better    O Multimedia elemen...
Next StepsO Phase 2 prototyping starts  May 2013                                “I read about the ArtO Train docents/volun...
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Presentation developed for monthly All-Staff meeting reviewing the progress of the Art Cart program's first prototype phase, including program goals, current test-galleries, visitor and facilitator feedback and audience statistics.

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Overview of Art Cart Prototyping Phase 1

  1. 1. Prototyping Phase 1: July 2012 – April 2013 Jane Winchell The Sarah Fraser Robbins Director Art & Nature Center Meg Winikates Art & Nature Programs Coordinator Lisa Incatasciato Art & Nature Project s Coordinator
  2. 2. What’s an ‘Art Cart’?
  3. 3. Cart ResearchO Walters Art Museum, BaltimoreO Smithsonian: American Art Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Museum of American History & Lemelson CenterO Minneapolis Institute of ArtsO Denver Museum of ArtO Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceO Portland Museum of Art, MEO Museum of Science, BostonO Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  4. 4. Goals for PEM’s CartO Serve all agesO “Activate” galleries with multisensory activitiesO Promote deeper connections with key objectsO Offer facilitated, visitor-directed experiencesO Foster social interactionsO Experiment with new approaches for use in the interim and future PEM
  5. 5. Touchable Objects O Raw art materials O Art objects & models O Tools O Wearables O Multi-sensory options
  6. 6. Art MakingO SketchingO Rubbings, embossing, sc ratch art, paper-craftO Alternate materials: weaving, mosaics, block s
  7. 7. Context and EnrichmentO iPads with video and audio filesO Inquiry cards/gamesO Contextual objects (history, geography, science , artistic process)
  8. 8. Current Prototyping O Japanese Art O Maritime Art (Putnam and EIMH) O Native American Art (Wheatland) O American Art (Seamans’ Gallery)
  9. 9. In the Galleries
  10. 10. Results to DateO Offered 1-3 pm on weekends since July, plus a few mid-week special eventsO 896 visitors so far 60+ yrs Attendance by Age 0-5 yrs 8% 6% 6-11 yrs 14% 45-60 yrs 12-17 yrs 23% 8% 18-24 yrs 5% 35-44 yrs 24% 25-34 yrs 12%
  11. 11. Visitor Feedback “It’s nice you have theO Appreciate staff materials at the cart so we interaction don’t have to touch the pieces.”O Enjoy the art-making “I know “I would have what cloves walked rightO Ask many content- smell through this based questions like, but I’ve gallery and not never come learned a thing.O Cart interactions across Thanks for serve as inspiration sandalwood sharing.” for personal art- . It’s nice.” “I didn’t see sketching as a making missing program, but it’s nice to connect with one piece.”
  12. 12. Educator Feedback O Tools of the process are interesting: trying the process is better O Multimedia elements are popular (esp. process videos) O Real materials to touch appeal to all ages: the more unusual, the better
  13. 13. Next StepsO Phase 2 prototyping starts May 2013 “I read about the ArtO Train docents/volunteers to Cart in the calendar staff and came especially to this gallery to seeO Concurrent 2nd cart - it. – Are there other explore different topics Art Carts throughout the museum?” (such as special exhibition theme)O Look at marketing and funding options for future

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